This resource has a multitude of uses….
It is used when understanding the choices that are made/evident in different texts Literary and Information.
The resource includes:
3 Venn Diagram Graphic organizers – to compare visual, language and structural features of any literary or information text. Can be made into A3 Charts and laminated or copy one for each child to write on.
All of the possible elements within a text feature ready to laminate and cut out for:
- sorting or
- reduce in size to cut and paste onto individual Venn diagrams
- or choose the features evident within a specific text you are focusing on.
Headings to laminate to head your desired sorts:
• Visual features, structural features, language features (identify which element goes with which each feature or use to sort for a given text.)
• Literary, information, both – to sort all elements under the 2 text types.
blog or email, chapter headings, sub-headings, chapters, comments tool, further readings and references, glossary, headings , homepage, hyperlinked word or rollover , index, links to external sites, navigation bar (or menu bar), publisher’s contact details, search tool or search box , table of contents, title , webpages
figures, tables, diagrams, maps, graphs, illustrations, design and layout, variety of font sizes and types, photographs, logos, use of colour, paintings, sequencing images to tell a story, paintings, cartoons, clip art, pop up illustrations,
evaluative language, modality and emphasis, level of formality and social distance, complex sentences, omitting words to make cohesive links, subordinating conjunctions, correct grammar and punctuation, verbs, adverbs and adverb groups/phrases, figurative language, commas, objective language and bias, descriptive language
For younger grades you could use less of the elements/features to compare.